NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCE OF ST. PETER'S RIVER, LAKE WINNEPEEK, LAKE OF THE WOODS, &c. &c. PERFORMED IN THE YEAR 1823 ... COMPILED FROM THE NOTES OF MAJOR LONG, MESSRS. SAY, KEATING, AND COLHOUN. William KEATING.

NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCE OF ST. PETER'S RIVER, LAKE WINNEPEEK, LAKE OF THE WOODS, &c. &c. PERFORMED IN THE YEAR 1823 ... COMPILED FROM THE NOTES OF MAJOR LONG, MESSRS. SAY, KEATING, AND COLHOUN

Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1824. First Edition. Two octavo (5-1/4" x 8-3/4") volumes in contemporary calf with early rebacking; 16 (ads), xii, [2], [9]-439; vi, [5]-459 pages. Complete with half-title pages. Illustrated with a large folding map and 15 plates. The primary work on Stephen Long's second expedition, compiled by its geologist and historiographer. The excellent plates, engraved by Hill after the drawings of Samuel Seymour, illustrate scenes and Indians on the upper Mississippi. Includes vocabularies of several tribes. FIELD 949: "almost a cyclopedia of material, relating to the Indians of the explored territory. Nothing escaped the attention of the gentlemen who accompanied the expedition; and their statements regarding the customs, character, and numbers of the Sioux and Chippeway tribes, are among the most valuable we have of those people"; GRAFF 2280; HOWES K-20; SABIN 37137: "statements respecting the Sioux and Chippeway tribes are among the most valuable we have"; WAGNER-CAMP 26b:1. Light, scattered foxing affecting a few plates; labels missing from spine. A Very Good set. Item #020559

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